Welcome to the CCCGS blog.

The purpose of this blog is to promote the Contra Costa County Genealogical Society by announcing upcoming events and reporting on past events. In doing so, I hope it will encourage all who are interested to attend any of our events and meetings, and share in our enthusiasm of genealogical research.

March 15, 2013

Follow Friday - Best Records for Female Ancestors

Agnes (Lundquist) Nilsen
   Diane Haddad at the Genealogy Insider blog has a blog post about researching female ancestors.  This is also a perfect subject for the fact that March is Women's History Month.

   Her blog post gives many ideas where you can find your women ancestors, from cemetery records and the nearby plots to newspapers or military pension records.

   The site also gives links to various classes you can sign up for to learn more.

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March 9, 2013

General Membership Meeting - March 14, 2013 - Susan Swindell

     Our next general meeting will be March 14, 2013.  Susan Swindell, our Diablo Descendants newsletter editor, will be presenting "Women Spies of the Civil War."  It is a perfect lecture for Women's History Month and it sounds so intriguing.

   The meeting is held at the LDS church building on 1360 Alberta Way in Concord, California.  Meeting begins at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there.  

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March 1, 2013

Follow Friday - Ask Ancestry Anne

   One of the many blogs that I read daily is the blog from Ancestry.com called "Sticky Notes."  There are several categories of types of blog posting at this site.

  • "Your Stories" are blog posts written by researchers who have found great finds and explain how their find fits into the life of an ancestor.  
  • "Ask Ancestry Anne" is written by Anne Gillespie Mitchell, the Senior Project Manager at Ancestry.com.  She answers questions sent in by readers.
  • "Interesting Finds" is miscellaneous items that can be found on Ancestry.com.
  • "Juliana's Corner" is written by Juliana Smith, another Ancestry.com employee, who writes about research and finds, and presents webinars that can be found on the Ancestry Livestream channel.
   Today, I want to point out the blog article written by Anne in "Ask Ancestry Anne" called "Where is the Source Citation?"  She points out how you can find the details of the source you are looking at when you are viewing the image itself.  To the right of the image, you click on the gray arrow to the right of the image and the citation detail will pop up.

  Check out her blog post to see images of what I'm talking about!

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